MHG9057 - Former house and public house - The Drouthy Duck, High Street, Conon Bridge


Late 18th or early 19th century house, formerly known as Riverbank, now a public house.

Type and Period (3)

  • HOUSE (18th Century to 19th Century - 1785 AD? (built) to 1825 AD? (built))
  • COACHING INN (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1825 AD?)
  • PUBLIC HOUSE (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD? to 2000 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Drouthy Duck is a Late 18th or early 19th century, 2-storey and attic, 3-bay traditional house (now public house).

Late 18th or early 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay traditional house (now public house) with steeply pitched roof and narrow dressed quoins. Rendered rubble painted white. Fenders to corner angles. Timber door to centre. Later 20th century addition to rear. The building probably operated as a coaching inn during the early 19th century. The building was listed at Category C by Historic Scotland in December 2010. <1>

The building was reassessed by Historic Environment Scotland in 2018 and found to no longer meet the listing critera. It was proposed to delist the building. <2>

The building was delisted by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 02/07/2018. <3>

A photographic survey of the building was carried out by AOC Archaeology Group in 2021 in advance of its demolition for housing development plots and associated infrastructure. The requirement arose due to the historic nature of the Drouthy Duck building. During the survey a photographic written record of the Drouthy Duck building was conducted prior to its demolition. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5415 5571 (22m by 24m)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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